Charity Tournament to End Child Hunger

JS Realty Gives Back Charity Tournament on May 16, 2017 to Benefit Generosity Feeds

Leesburg, VA – The JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties will host its Inaugural fundraising Tournament on Tuesday, May 16. The goal of the tournament is to raise money to host a meal packing event through the Generosity Feeds charity.

Generosity Feeds is a local & national catalyst for mobilizing communities to help feed hungry, school aged children. Each meal made and packaged through Generosity Feeds costs $1. The JS Realty Team hopes to make and package up to 20,000 meals. A meal packing event has been scheduled for June 3 at Creighton’s Corner Elementary in Brambleton.

The Inaugural Tournament will be held at the Lansdowne Resort & Spa, located in Leesburg, Virginia. It will include an 18-hole scramble and an Artisan’s Corner with pottery painting and candle making. Breakfast and registration begin at 8AM, with a shotgun start at 9AM. The Artisan’s Corner will open at 9AM as well. Following the tournament is an awards banquet with gourmet lunch and silent auction.

Giving Back

Organized by the JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties, this Tournament is part of an annual charity campaign. The campaign aims to raise funds to promote and support local charity organizations that give back to the community.

“This Inaugural Tournament is specifically dedicated to raising funds for Generosity Feeds. More than 12,000 children in our immediate community struggle with hunger. We really want to be part of the solution to end that struggle,” JS Realty Team Co-Owner, Sarah Taylor, said. “With the support of everyone who attends the Tournament, we are hoping to raise sufficient funds to host a meal packing event on June 3.  We will make and package up to 20,000 meals for hungry children. We really want to make an impact and help these kids who may not have access to meals outside of the school day.”

Tournament Sponsors

Top Sponsors for the tournament include: Samson Properties, First Heritage Mortgage, Evergreen Janitorial Services, and Highcrest Contracting. Battlefield Ford in Manassas is providing a brand new truck for the Hole-in-One winner. Additional sponsors include ExecuClean Auto Spa, Jeff Miller Consulting Alliance, Pie-tanza, PestNow, and Delta Painting.

About the JS Realty Team

The JS Realty Team has worked with 4 local charity organizations since 2015. It’s an effort to give back to the community through time and monetary donations. Last year the JS Realty Team raised more than $5,000 while also volunteering over a dozen hours of their personal time.

The JS Realty Team @ Samson Properties Team has closed more than $500 million dollars in Real Estate transactions. The Team is dedicated to building lifelong relationships, and helping clients fulfill their dreams through ethical, honest, and fair real estate solutions.

For more information on the tournament, or to find out how you can help us end child hunger, contact Sarah Taylor at 703-475-1003 or email:



Living in Northern Virginia we all have a lot to be thankful for. Last week we blogged about how we decided to partner with 4 local charities to do our part in giving back to Loudoun County and the surrounding communities. The first organization we highlighted was Serve our Wounded Warriors. The JS Realty Team has learned and grown a lot by researching and selecting charities to work with. This has been a passion we have wanted to implement for a while and we are fortunate to be able to kick off our donations and volunteering to these four special organizations.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Generosity Feeds.

JS Realty Generosity Feeds1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger. In Loudoun County around 13% of our students qualify for reduced or free meals in our schools. Generosity Feeds takes the next step by ensuring that those children have food when they are not at school. Their experienced team works with organizations to mobilize hundreds of volunteers to package 10,000 or more meals in just a couple of hours. These meals are then distributed to local schools and food banks that facilitate the delivery of the meals to the children that need it.

JS Realty Generosity FeedsWe recently met with the President of Generosity Feeds, Ron Klabunde, and came away from the meeting knowing that we wanted to one day be able to sponsor a packaging event. Ron’s insight into how the process worked and the way they were able to get the free meals to the children in our community was inspiring. Ron and his team are working to “decrease effects of food insecurity on children in your area by packaging and providing nutritious and delicious meals for those children in need”. Their vision is to feed hungry children in every county throughout America. They have already succeeded in our area, as well as many other counties across America.

JSrealty4u generosity feedsReady to get involved? Want to help make a difference? We encourage you to JOIN THE JS REALTY TEAM at the next Generosity Feeds event on Saturday, September 12th in Chantilly, VA and help us make 10,000 meals! This is a family event, and children as young as 3 can participate.

If you’re not able to attend in person, you can still donate! As little as $30 can help feed 30 children. Event registration and additional details can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

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JS Realty Girl holding her thumbs downIf you have school aged children, then chances are, about 3 days ago you started the countdown to the new school year! Summer has been fun and the heat has been a welcome break from all.that.snow. But the kids are starting to get restless and complain – “We’re going to the [insert fun thing you never got to do this much at that age] again? Well hang in there just a few more weeks, because Loudoun County Public Schools start on Monday, August 31st!

Here’s what you’ll need to get everyone ready for that 1st day back!

JS Realty Shopping SuppliesIf you were lucky enough to have a school that lets you order pre-packaged supplies (like these), then you’re in the clear. The rest of us, however, need to go searching for 46 glue sticks and 92 pre-sharpened pencils. If you’re not sure what’s on the supply list this year, just visit your child’s school website. Each one has a downloadable copy of their supply needs, by grade.

school supply listAnother great way to get the lists is to take a trip to your closest Target – most will have a document holder stuffed with copies of the supply lists from the schools nearest the store. And the lists are conveniently located right in front of the huge supply section!

no taxesTake advantage of the savings! This weekend (August 7-9) is Virginia’s “Sales Tax Holiday” – consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

kid asleep The first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. It’s better to ease children back into a routine gradually. So, how, after months of sleeping late, do you get the kids used to earlier wake-up times without creating household chaos first thing in the morning? During the last two weeks of summer, re-introduce a school year bedtime. Begin waking late sleepers earlier and earlier, closer to the hour they’ll need to rise in order to catch the bus on time! While everyone is a little different, the National Sleep Foundation recommends that kids aged 6-13 need 9 to 11 hours of sleep each night. Children aged 14-18 need about 8-10 hours per night.

meal prep kids cookingYounger children, in particular, need to adapt to new meal routines before the school day demands it of them. Especially those dealing with half-day Kindergarten! Regardless of whether your child will attend in the morning, afternoon, or all day, their tummies will be rumbling when they get home. Plan meals and snacks to accustom little ones to rituals of the school day before the year begins.

healthy lunch js realtyDon’t forget the lunch box! It’s easy to slap a sandwich together, toss in a juice box and an apple, and call it a day. But that gets boring, and what happens if you forgot to buy bread yesterday… or your kid refuses to eat a sandwich? We found a great article, “10 Easy Ideas for Better Lunch Bags” that will jazz things up a bit, but don’t include you standing in the kitchen for 3 hours carving animals out of carrots.

If you’re looking for a great way to give back to the community, there are several ways you can help.

jsrealty4uThe Salvation Army is accepting donations for “Tools for School” – a program that provides backpacks and supplies for kids in need.

Generosity Feeds is helping to fight hunger here in Loudoun County and regularly hosts events where you can help make and package thousands of meals for children.

Loudoun Education Foundation provides funding and resources to strengthen the quality of the Loudoun County Public School System.

Loudoun County LCPS JS RealtyLoudoun County Public Schools rank among some of the highest in the nation. If you’re in the market for a new house, contact us today. We would love to show you some amazing homes in this great school district!

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